City Parks Association

Addressing the Vacant and Abandoned Property Problem

Accordino, John and Gary T. Johnson. Journal of Urban Affairs. 2000, 22:301.

Discusses the nature of vacant and abandoned property and the city efforts to address it. Barrier to the revitalization of central cities; survey of the populous central cities in the United States; Effect on community life including housing and neighborhood vitality, crime prevention and commercial district vitality; Problems from single- and multi-family housing, retail properties, and vacant land.

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